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Hi,



I am new to this NG. I would like to upgrade my present standard TV to
something that will last for a while. I am not an avid fan of all the bells
and whistles, but have been told to go wide screen. I don't quite understand
too much about HD, so any advice would be welcome.



I live in Canada, so I understand some of the rules of the game are
different.



Thanks and help is needed.



Jeff




Re: New TV Help


Hi Jeff.  I'm a fellow Canadian, and I've just recently found a great
website:  www.digitalhomecanada.com has tons of great articles and a great
forum section.  I'll be purchasing a high-definition widescreen TV shortly,
and have been doing my research there.  While DHC is great for Canadians,
I've also found the forums at www.audioholics.com great as well, and well
worth a visit.

Widescreen is what you want to go with if you plan on watching mainly DVDs
and TV programming that's already in widescreen.  More and more TV shows are
being filmed in widescreen, so why not get a TV that'll take advantage of
it?  Yes, better to go widescreen.

In my humble opinion, if you want something that'll last, don't go for a
plasma screen.  I've been reading that they tend to require repairs more
often and earlier than other types of screens.  CRTs offer (still) the best
picture of all the different types of TVs but they can be pretty big, bulky,
and sometimes kinda ugly..  DLPs and LCOS are my favourites right now.  LCDs
are pretty good, but I'm not crazy about the "screendoor" effect on some of
the earlier models.

To learn more about HDTV in Canada, check this out:
http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/hdtv/idx/16/330/Technology/article/Introduction_What_Do_I_need_to_watch_HDTV.html
as well as a whole slew of articles available on the DHC homepage.

Good luck with your research and purchase, Jeff!

a fellow Canuckster,
vij


> Hi,
>
>
>
> I am new to this NG. I would like to upgrade my present standard TV to
> something that will last for a while. I am not an avid fan of all the
> bells
> and whistles, but have been told to go wide screen. I don't quite
> understand
> too much about HD, so any advice would be welcome.
>
>
>
> I live in Canada, so I understand some of the rules of the game are
> different.
>
>
>
> Thanks and help is needed.
>
>
>
> Jeff
>
>




Re: New TV Help


Hey Jeff, found a great article you might find informative:
http://www.audioholics.com/techtips/specsformats/displays_LCD_DLP_plasma1.html
Bear in mind, though, it was written 2/9/2004, so it's not the most
up-to-date explanation you might find.

cheers,
vij


> Hi,
>
>
>
> I am new to this NG. I would like to upgrade my present standard TV to
> something that will last for a while. I am not an avid fan of all the
> bells
> and whistles, but have been told to go wide screen. I don't quite
> understand
> too much about HD, so any advice would be welcome.
>
>
>
> I live in Canada, so I understand some of the rules of the game are
> different.
>
>
>
> Thanks and help is needed.
>
>
>
> Jeff
>
>




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